The use of pressure transient data in the field of Formation Testing in efforts to describe productivity and permeability of reservoirs is considered mature technology, particularly when applied to data collected through production testing. The extension of this technique to data obtained using Wireline Formation Testers, where either a single probe or a straddle packer is used to propagate a pressure pulse into a reservoir, has been gaining momentum in the industry over the past decade, however the integration of these outputs with other measurements of rock and fluid data is not always straight forward. This paper presents different methods of using pressure transient data from Wireline Formation Testers such as quantitative permeability determination, identification of permeability discrepancies in homogenous clastic formations, upscaling of permeability in a complex stacked reservoir and comparison of Wireline Formation Tester and conventional well test derived permeabilities. Additionally, this paper highlights the challenges one faces while planning, acquiring and interpreting pressure transient data from Wireline Formation Testers, as well as the importance of real-time monitoring and control of data.

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